Youth Engagement

Opportunities for Solano High School Youth

Sustainable Solano has grown our youth engagement across our various programs, including new Fellowships and internship opportunities for Solano high school students. This page outlines the upcoming opportunities and training sessions.

High school students must participate in one of the certification sessions offered in-person or online before starting a Sustainable Solano internship. These engaging certification sessions explore environmental challenges at a global, community and individual level, bringing the discussion to bear on youth leadership and engagement around environmental justice. Certification sessions are free to attend and open to any Solano high school student, and are listed on the right side of the page. Students can attend a certification session even if they are not ready to apply for an internship.

After participating in an internship, students are invited to join the Youth Leadership Council to connect with other students and continue shaping outreach within their communities.

Students interested in internships should fill out this application form.

Questions? Contact Allison Nagel at allison@sustainablesolano.org

Scroll down or use the links below to learn more about each internship opportunity.

Community Resilience

  • None open at this time

Urban Ag & Gardens

  • None open at this time

Youth Cooking/Local Food

  • None open at this time

Community Resilience

Urban Ag & Gardens

Youth Cooking/Local Food

Certification Sessions

High school students must participate in one of Sustainable Solano’s free certification sessions to participate in an internship. Certification sessions are offered in-person and online.

During certification, students will participate in Pachamama Alliance’s Awakening the Dreamer course and reflect on their vision for the world through a collage-art project, explore One Planet Living principles as a sustainability framework and approach to shaping personal action plans, and learn how to research environmental challenges within their communities.

Online internships are done in two parts. Participants must attend both sessions and there is independent work that needs to be done before each meeting.

 

Want to participate in a certification session but have a schedule conflict? Reach out to Allison Nagel at allison@sustainablesolano.org 

 

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